Camp

1985
Mike Builds A Shelter

Mike Builds a Shelter is a performance comedy with apocalyptic overtones, a narrative extension of Smith's installation Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter/Snack Bar. In this darkly humorous morality play, Smith contrasts Mike's rural adventures in a pastoral landscape with his home fallout shelter. Throughout, the dual narratives are intercut with episodes of Mike's Show on cable, in which Mike's banal domestic activities are eagerly if passively received by living-room TV viewers.

2003
Miss Philly's Valentine

A "grand dame's" delirious daydream blooms like a voluptous blossom in spring.

2005
Molly's MayPole

Springtime chickens and "old hens" "take wing" in this goofy-but somewhat exotic-"flight of fancy"."

2016
Moods for Moderns

He came into the work world clad in skin, awash in all his yesterdays—now those shadows follow him!

2015
Moon Tide

"...He's locking his door against the dark... against the power of the moon!"

— Mike Kuchar

1988
Motivation of the Carcasoids

A month-long video workshop at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee results in a loud and action-packed drama. Layers of subplots revolve around the central theme of the violent and emotional body climax in redemption.

2015
Museum of Damaged Art

"...His love of Heaven's virtues could not prevent a hunger for God's enticing creatures."

— Mike Kuchar

2013

...Night is upon them and God was asleep.

2015

"On a night alive with shadows, he can't walk around for fear of stepping on doubts, mistakes and sins."

—Mike Kuchar

2014
Mike Kuchar, Nonsensical

Bouncing balloons, cloth puppets and loud mouthed 'wall-bangers' enliven a grown up nursery.

—Mike Kuchar

1997
On a Shore Beneath the Sky

Be careful when you go out into the surf in a skimpy thong... the current can be treacherous and turbulent as is the human heart!

2002
One Mile per Minute

Take a joyride through comfortable suburbia—a landscape molded by seductive television and corporate America (and keep in mind: disaster is another logo for your consumption...). This is the age of the "culture jammed" consumer preened with Friends hair, Survivor courage, and CNN awareness. A generation emptying their wallets for the most important corporate product of all: lifestyle. The psychological road trip across a slightly battered America travels at One Mile per Minute.

2002
One Trick Pony

Introduces the audience to the rockin' talkin' pony, who provides musical accompaniment for a series of Texas country-dance lessons.

This title is also available on Ben Coonley: Trick Pony Trilogy.

2016
Pastel Passions

The fur on his chest testifies to the linkage with primeval beasts.

2014
Perplexities, Mike Kuchar

...If a person can get "sick of living in the same old place," - then why not "sick of the same old skin" !?!  -- Mike Kuchar